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that must now take account how to live their lives without him. >> toyota faces more trouble that could affect their bottom line in the form of historic fines. another car accident is being blamed on the accelerator problem. it will have more details later in our broadcast in our "consumer alert." >> a list of little bit of a sprinkle this morning. a couple of showers rolled through. they were not very heavy. it did not last long. check out the temperatures. this is more like a summer. 84 downtown. let us say it again. 84 degrees downtown. the normal high today is 61. at the airport it is 81. it is cooler down to the south. 85-88 generally, more like 88 and maybe even 89 downtown. we will flirt with a 90 degrees today and tomorrow. they are calling for a high of 90 in d.c.. morse on for at least one more day. details on another -- more sunshine poured least one more day. details on another front. >> thank you. legislatures have a lot of work to do is only a handful of bills have been passed. some believe this is an election year and politicians are playing it safe. we have more on the s
's again before the end of the season. >> a fallout with congress could cost toyota a hefty fine. the government wants the company to pay after failing to disclose information about all to gas pedals. they will pay a record $16.4 million. executives are probably thinking less about what is in their bank accounts and more about what a fine could do to their image. correct toyota knew back sean -- on -- >> toyota the back on september 29 about the pedals. >> we will have more on the possible funds coming up. >> in session 2010, it is down the next few days for legislators to battle on the floor. only 43 pieces of legislation has passed. jennifer franciotti is live with details on bills still on the floor. >> it is going to be a very busy week. a lot of unfinished business. the house has passed 15 pieces of legislation. the senate has passed 28. they will resume debate on ninth gang bill. some believe the definition -- debate on the a gang bill. some believe the definition is too broad. they also will look at cell phone bills. the senate is trying to decide on pieces of sex offender
remain unstable. meteorologists. >> toyota has agreed to pay a maximum fine rather than go to court. t.j. winnick has more. >> according to the federal parliament, toyota knew about the problems of sudden accelerations and the brake pedals by september, but waited until january to tell regulators. later today the automobile giant agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine, for the maximum civil penalty allowed. >> this is a black eye for toyota because it shows the company did not care about safety, that it covered up the issue in the united states. >> while the company is likely to admit no wrongdoing, by paying the full civil penalty, it is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect in violation of law. >> it was once considered invincible and has taken a fall. >> its chief executive testified before congress and insisted the company had not tried to hide anything. >> in the name of the company, it has a longstanding tradition of pride, we never run away from problems or pretend not to notice them. >> federal officials say they would have levied a fine of $14 billion, had it been
in utah. >>> toyota says it hasn't been notified about a multimillion dollars fine from the u.s. government. sources say the government is proposing 16 and a half million dollars in fines for toyota, saying the car maker failed to quickly alert regulate% a dangerous defect with gas pedals in millions of its vehicles. once that fine is handed down toyota has two weeks to accept or contest it. >>> police are investigating a fatal car crash in northeast baltimore overnight. these are photos by a wjz freelancer. a single vehicle crashed at more ravian road and sinclair line. one person is dead. one other person was take to be johns hopkins hospital. we have no word on their current condition at this hour. >>> at the state house in annapolis, time running out to pass much talked about pieces of legislation including tougher laws against sex offenders. right now it looks like that might not happen. andrea fujii is live with the latest. >> good morning andrea. >> reporter: good morning everyone. there are nearly half a dozen pieces of legislation waiting to the be voted on, strengthe
by toyota. an important message for toyota owners there has been a lot of people wondering about toyota recalls, get the facts and information at toyota.com. >>> all right. let's go out to the ronster. right now. >> reporter: good morning, don and marty. what a beautiful morning in baltimore. that is for sure. we are in front of one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, the fell's point recreation pier, it's almost 100 years old. of course changes are coming. interesting changes. a $45 million project that will bring a hotel here to one of baltimore's most popular neighborhoods. >> the fell's point recreation pier is one of baltimore's signature buildings. built in 1914, it once served as a community center. there were dances and basketball games. it's just been sold for $2 million. to local developer j joseph clark and h and s properties which built harbor east. a 132 room hotel is on the way. >> there will be a new hotel here on two levels inside, and the interior will be open to the sky. >> reporter: tourists stop here every day. the building doubled as a police station for th
. >>> [inaudible] this time toyota is calling -- recalling their sienna minivan. they were sold in 20 states, including maryland, virginia and the district. toyota says cables could break and create a road hazard. for more informations, log onto our web onto our wjla.com. this latest recall comes as a house committee says it will hold another hearing on toyota's other problems. it will be next month on the sudden acceleration problems. toyota says it found no evidence of any electronic problems and they attribute the problem -- >>> frustration is growing in iceland and our area after volcanic ash is forcing airlines to ground airplanes. is not getting any easier for stranded passengers. it is a different -- dangerous situation for people living there. the volcano is awake. the multiple directions melting huge chunks of ice and flooding farmland's with money ice. >> i think the big one will be the next one. >> the ash has been blanketing europe's airspace, but roads are closed and the ash cuts through everything. >> i have been living here since i was born, so the mountain is my friend. >> i
in this area. still to come on abc 7 news at noon. the government collects a record fine from toyota. the latest on the troubles of toyota. heading home? not yet. the shuttle discovery is still in space. >> the american taxpayer ought not to be charged for and won the from the got itself into trouble. >> will the democrats plan leave taxpayers on the hook? a new crackdown turns into a fight on the hill. it is a cooler day today. >> tens of thousands of people filled the streets in krakow to say a final goodbye to the president and his first lady. the winter the streets for a state funeral and burial. the ash cloud kept a number of world leaders from attending, including president obama. the defense secretary robert gates has a memo that he wrote, says it was not a week a call to the white house. the january memo set off a scramble within the obama administration. but gates says it only identifies steps that should be taken in defense planning. after the white house increase pressure on iran -- he says that no one to think that iran can get to washington off guard. >>> two leaders are
federal stimulus money? we will tell you. plus, toyota is facing more penalties from the u.s. government. what is one of the number of missteps for the automaker. 11 new restaurant in the area will be hit with both old and young. >> we have rain and snow up in the mountains on the doppler is a cold start to the weekend. your 70 forecast is coming up. right now, we are down to 46. winds are >> tonight, the government is considering another fine for toyota. at toyota is already facing a fine of more than $60 million for failing to alert officials of the problem. more than 200 lawsuits have been filed against toyota. believe it will mushroom into one of the biggest liability cases ever. >> in our economy report, the state is estimating that 40% went to minorities. 25% of the $600 million received only $85 million. a strong finish to the week on wall street. the dow finished up more than 70 points and even touched the 11,000 mark for the first time since september 2008. lows of just short of the 11,000 mark. -- it closed just short of the 11,000 mark. >> governor marco malley is getting mary
to reopen. >> today toyota will announce whether it will pay up. good morning washinton begins right now. >> live, and in high definition, this is abc 7's good morning washington, on your side. >> good monday morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am natasha, in for alison starling. let's go to meteorologist brian van de graaff. >> temperatures in the 30's in the outlying suburbs. a frost advisory. in the immediate metro area the growing season begins on april 15. in the 30's in middletown. 44 degrees in springfield. 44 in college park. west of the city from fairfax and loudoun and prince william, there's a trust advisory until 8:00 this morning. mid afternoon it will be in the mid 60's and much more comfortable. -- frost advisory. >> their clearing overnight construction. north into baltimore and out to the airport are good. let's take you live across the potomac river at the american river bridge, moving nicely on this side of the beltway. back to the news desk. >> our top story, two students shot at a maryland college, one of them fatally. both were from the metro region. we are
speed. there's a look at putty hill avenue. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota owners. to get the facts and latest information visit toyota.com. >>> and let's go out to ron right now with a baltimore tradition. >> reporter: yes, it is. how are you doing on this good friday? we're doing well. this is strowski's famous polish sausage. we're at fells point. probably within a couple of hours, there's going to be a long line here, folks lining up to get the famous strowski's toll lisch sausage -- polish sausage. it's been a baltimore tradition for nearly a century now. the king is inside working as we speak. a lot of people use this. they have special recipes for easter and it goes in the easter baskets and they're taken to church where they are blessed. it's a real great baltimore tradition. and everybody we talk to in line, they've got a different recipe. everybody's things are passed down from generation to generation. it's fascinating to watch and they will be busy here all day. >> i have a quick question, maybe you don't know th
by toyota. an important message for toyota owners, there's a lot of people wondering about the recalls. get the facts and information at toyota.com. >> and marty, thank you. >> and the ronster at the first mariner arena. >> well, you look fabulous. >> yes, the barnum & bailey's circus. >> we have todd here. how are you. >> i'm great. >> where are you from >> >> columbus, ohio. >> yeah, and the circus is in town. >> yes, the 139th edition. >> she's an old lady. >> yes. she is. >> i want to talk about these guys. let's come back live here. this is the chi chi har acrobatic group. come to see us and you'll see them 25 feet in the air and doing amazing routines on moving ships. how do they do this. the practice has to be unbelievable. >> it's all about eating twinkies and kool-aid. >> well, it doesn't work for me. we'll talk about the preshow all access. it's phenomenal. >> what you're seeing them now, you'll see it up close and personal if you go to the clown college preshow. it happens an hour before the show and you get to meet the stars and you can take home an asian elephant painting. a gi
employers are expected to attend. >> in the daily toyota update, they'll fork over millions of dollars of cash to the government. toyota agreed to pay a fine of $16 million the government says that the auto maker delayed a recall over gas pedals and toyota has until today to contest or accept the fine. >> hours from landing or possibly a day. the astronauts are watching the skies below them this morning. they're watching mission control and bad weather in florida could prevent the shuttle from touchingdown today. here's the latest from wjz-13. >>> >> reporter: discovery will touchdown with 2 1/2 tons of trash and discarded equipment from international space station. it was a mission with unexpected challenges including a faulty valve and a jammed latch. >> we've literally had blow after blow come at us and we've handled each one in smart fashion. >> reporter: stephanie wilson used this robotic arm to overcome this problem with the giant storage bin after the latch stuck. >> good job, ladies. >> reporter: nasa is going to fix it with a future space walk and three space walks upgraded eq
. sales of ford's "f" series picked up. they had marched increases. and even the toyota tundra sought its march sales jumped 94%. -- saw it'ss march sales jumped 94%. here is a bloomberg business report. >> another sign of improvement in the labour market. home depot is adding jobs for the first time in four years. they are anticipating a rebound in sales. heather -- healthy demand for paint is one reason. the treasury department is made more than $10 billion in profits. it may end up losing money on the tarp program. stocks continued to climb higher yesterday. growth in the service industry was seen. the local bloomberg maryland and that also saw a gain. an aluminum giant will have thousands of dollars in charges. a report of next week. other carriers are charging 13% more for the travel season. the average round-trip fare jumped four rockets $71 from 4 rogers $15 years ago. -- $471 from $415 years ago. but hotel rates are still cheap this summer. wbal tv 11 news. >> millions of women suffer from migraines that can be brought on from a variety of triggers such as food, stress, lack of sl
-- governor o'malley. >>> another headache for toyota this morning. >> toyota is temporarily putting the breaks on the sales of that suv. >>> the pace of foreclosures picking up. but the weather is picking up. a nice day today. >>> a beautiful day today. temperatures down to 43 degrees. we're pretty much on target with normal. but we'll jump above normal into the 70s this afternoon. you can follow the wakeup window at the bottom of the screen. let's go to the mta and check in with mark jones. >> reporter: good morning. you'll find the buses, a heavy involve passengers on the 13, seven, and 19 bus lines. light rail and the metro subway right on schedule and the mark train system no reported. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. if you've taken your sleep aid and you're still fighting to sleep in the middle of the night, why would you go one more round using it ? you don't need a rematch-- but a re-think-- with lunesta. lunesta is different. it keys into receptors that support sleep, setting your sleep process in motion. lunesta helps you get the restful sleep you need. when takin
submitted. >>> more trouble for toyota. this time it is the lexus suv, the gx-460. tara mergener reports that this time the company is taking quick action in order to fix the problem. >> reporter: toyota moved very quickly this time. this after the auto giant was harshly criticized for not moving fast enough on accelerator problems. now the company has stopped selling its high-end suv just hours after a consumer report's warning. >> the last time that we advised the consumers didn't buy a car because of a safety risk was in 2001. so we don't do this very often. >> reporter: the issue is handling. consumer reports found during emergency handling tests the gx- 460's rear end swings out wide but the stability control system took too long to bring the suv under control. four testers experienced the same problem. >> if this happened in a real road situation on public roads the rear tire could hit the curb or slide off the pavement and this could lead to a rollover. >> reporter: toyota says about 6,000 of the 2010 model gx-460s have been sold and the engineers are vigorously testing the vehicl
, toyota agrees to pay a fine of more than $16 million, stemming from the defect in its vehicles. it was pleased because the government says toyota delayed on telling them about sticking gas pedals. the a maker agreed to pay a but denies the allegation that it violated the law. a transportation official says toyota wanted to avoid contesting it in court. the government claims toyota knew about the problems last september but failed to issue a recall until january. 8 million toyota vehicles worldwide are affected by the recall. many people are still looking for jobs these days, but once a land that interview, how can you make yourself standout? tracy get some expert advice. >> you can blow an interview, absolutely. >> you are lucky to get in the door, but you are one of many. you cannot lose sight of that. >> two interviewed experts agree to tell us the dos and don'ts. they say some things are obvious the people must them all the time. harrah's is president of first financial burdens as cannot overstate your experience >> they do reference checking or people who may know the perso
. >>> toyota could face another fine from the federal government. the transportation department warned toyota the accelerator pedal problem that led to a recall was the result of tw separate defects that may require two separate remedies. the government has already fined toyota $16 million about the gas pedal problem. >>> the reserve unit 4 -- responsible for abusing iraqi prisoners will be mobilized for the first time this year. an army spokesman said the 372nd military police company based out of maryland is scheduled to go to iraq. the 372nd gained international spotlight back in 2004, when abuse photos taken at abu ghraib became public. seven members of the unit were charged, six served prison time. >>> the vatican has offered its side of the story. this follows a report accusing pope benedict of not removing a pedophile priest when he was a cardinal 25 years ago. the vatican says pope benedict played no part in blocking removal of the pedophile priest, but in 1985 a document bearing his signature suggest the pope may have tried to protect the priest. the priest is now 63 years old and a
find out the hard way. here's diana avillar. >> reporter: toyota's delay in reporting mechanism problems already cost the cost $64 million, the largest fine ever for an automaker, maximum under american law. >> it's gone on record saying they wish they could fine toyota more. >> reporter: according to a letter from the national transportation safety board, a second fine may be assessed. based on documents that show toyota knew of two separate defects related to acceleration. in all, ntsa said they would have levied a fine of nearly $14 billion had it been allowed. experts say the tough talk from washington is a sign that lax standards will not be tolerated. >> toyota once was considered an invincible brand. clearly have take an fall here. i think a lot of other automakers are going to pay a lot more attention to any issues that come up. any customers reporting problems. >> reporter: however, the fallout from this safety crisis may not be as bad as once thought. march sales were much better than expected. a result analysts credit to aggressive price slashing and incentives. toyot
of the oklahoma city bombing. >>> the latest now. toyota says it will recall the 2010 lexus gs 460 toaddresss a problem with the suv rolling over. recall affects 6,000 vehicles sold since the suv went on sale in late december. consumer reports issued a don't buy warning last week on the vehicle saying that it susceptible to roll i don't haves. toyota responded by halting sales of the vehicle and conducting tests on all suvs. >>> toyota will pay a record fine to federal regulators. it is the latest trouble for the automaker as it struggles to put safety problems in the rear-view mirror. the safety crisis cost can car maker millions in revenue. now it will pay more in a levy assigned by the national highway transportation association. they will pay $16 million. maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. documents show the company knew of concerns involving unintended acceleration and sticky gas pedals. the company recalled six million vehicles in all. sales are still strong. the company's once sterling reputation for safety has been tainted. >> toyota once was considered an invincible brand. other
average and about 5 minutes to get through. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer where you'll find quality cars and trucks. toyota, buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. >> let's go out there to ron in the park. how are you? >> good morning, everybody. could not be a better morning. we're live in druitt park as we're getting ready for sunday's march for the animals sponsored by the spca. this is where 5,000 of your friends will be here on sunday. maryland spca. what's it going to be like? >> marty says the weather will be good so we're excited about that. it's the biggest event of the year for us. big fund raiser. it's a lot of fun and we encourage people to come out on sunday. >> it's a 1.5 mile walk. correct? >> yes, around the reservoir. it's very leisurely. vendors and games and contests. it's a lot of fun. >> we wanted to mention, besides the walk there's a lot of things going on. >> we have an ajiblt agility contest. costume contest so there's something for everybody. >> i love this. they are having a fleeless market. tell
company. >>> another big story we're following tonight. toyota's internal troubles revealed. an e-mail exposes concerns about the automaker's souring public image. a top official writing about the defective gas pedals tells another official the time to hide this one is over. >> reporter: the e-mail was obtained by the associated press tucked in with thousands of documents toyota has turned over to government investigators. it was a month before toyota's president was hauled before congress, five days before the japanese car company announced a massive recall because of defective gas pedals. on january 16 of this year, toyota's top public relations official in the u.s. wrote to a colleague, we need to come clean. seemingly concerned the company wasn't handling its troubling safety issues effectively, miller worried toyota's outstanding reputation for producing safe and reliable cars and trucks was in peril. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet, miller writes. on monday the obama administration fined toyota a record $16 millio
of declining values, the average homeowner will pay about $40 less next year. >>> two setbacks for toyota in one week. toyota suspended sales of the lexus gx 4-60. the magazine reported the seven-seater has a high rollover risk. derrick ward joins us from the news room with the latest details. >> just when we thought things were leveling off for toyota, another recall surfaced. more news for those toyota owners affected. 600,000 mini fans are being recalled. engineers say the road salt could contribute to the problem. the cable that holds the spare tire could come loose and tumble out posing a safety threat. owners have been notified and told where to take their sienna for inspection. another toyota-made vehicle got a thumbs down for consumer reports because of roleover concerns. >> we are telling people not to buy it until that is fixed. >> reporter: all this on top of the yet-to-be resolved problems. >> to have a label put on your label, don't buy, is extremely serious anytime, but this time in particular is terrible for the brand. engineers in japan say they have been able to duplicate
in the district in the 3600 block of alabama avenue southeast. the driver of a toyota vehicle you see there was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that car is said to be in critical condition. witnesses said the van was traveling dangerously fast. the driver of the van was freed from the collision that sparked a small fire. there is no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> as a murder mystery of a d.c. principal deepens, the neighbors say the lack of details leave them worried. it likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night when friends last spoke to him and 7:00 a.m. thursday when he failed to show up for school. his home and a stolen suv are two key pieces of evidence. >> many times there is receipts or other papers left behind for -- by people who steal vehicles or who are in them for some period of time. we want to look at that information and see if it will direct us to who is responsible, who was in that car. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was som
. this is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota owners, to get the facts and the latest information, go to toyota.com. >> back to you, don and marty. >> good morning, it's 5 minutes until we launch for the international space station. >> we'll do it, r rock 'n' roll. >> and i was wondering, if we don't hold off the song and then meet the folks. what do you think? >>> so you want to meet the folks first? >> no, i think, let's go ahead and knock off the song. >> 5 minutes 15 seconds. >> well, let's go ahead and do this. >> you got it. and we'll meet them individually. >> and let's say happy birthday to my aunt peggy, 78 years young. peg, we love you. the pirates. give yourselves a hand. >> we want to do the song first. >> yeah, and then we'll meet them and find out about the event and what they'll tell us about and that way, we can hold off and watch the launch and get back to them. we'll talk to you after the song. you guys look great this morning and thank you for coming out. >> we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> i've got to tell you. he sneezed. >> whoever's doing jack
by toyota. toyota, buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. now, back to you. >>> let's go to the -- let's go to the ronster, ron matzs. >> don and marty. -- [talking over each other] >>> right across from the matthew's pizza. this is the creative alliance and what a great venue and so many shows going on here. and this morning, the collective dance troop behind me, a big show coming up. prescott, what's the deal. >> well, we have a show coming up friday at the creative alliance, that's the 16th at 8:00 p.m. and the collective will dance and make props and scenery. >> and excellent. heather, how are you. i'm great, how are you. >> are people going to see improve and dance. yes, and we do it and with style and the collective is good at dancing and great at improve alsoful. >> i've been watching you, let me tell you something they're phenomenal. i'll throw out a location, a place and we'll do improve. here's the location, a gas station. check this out. >> there's so much pollen, i've been washing the windshield for days. [sneezing] >> oh, next time can we just get a lime
to the wire national championship game. >>> that is straight ahead. also, toyota is slapped with the largest fine issued against a car company by the federal government. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news comes back after the break.  >>> among the stories making headlines being toyota's latest troubles continue. the federal government has now imposed the maximum penalty on the carmaker. the$16million fine the biggest ever issuedgainst a car company. toyota has two week to appeal the fine. >>> in sports news, the newest redskins player don van mcnabb will be introduced to the d.c. media later today. the team acquired the quarterback from the philadelphia eagles. there is a news conference set for noon today and we'll carry that live. >>> duke blue devils, the champions of men's college basketball. the big gale last night. they held n to barely beat the butted her bulldogs 61-59. it was not easy. here is your final shot from mid court. butler uninch way from winning the national championship. >>> coming up next, president obama gets the nats season opener started wi
on the toyota lexus safety and sales. the gx 460 is back on the market. they pulled the car after consumer reports state aid to not buy rating. there were concerns about flipping. dealers now have a software fix to repair the stability controls. >> if you prefer flying to writing in a lexus, new rules are into effect today to keep you from being stuck on the tarmac. airlines would not be able to keep passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours. after two hours, they will have to give passengers food and water. airlines that break the rules will face a fine of $27,000 per passenger. jetblue announced they will offer nonstop service from reagan to boston and orlando. flights start november 1. >>> families of eight world war two veterans were there while their loved ones were laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. the eight fliers were aboard a plane shot down by the japanese over the pacific. among those killed were sgt jimmy doyle. the ring his wife did to him and his dog tags were found 56 years later. >> those dog tags or from a flight that should have ended better. >> resear
. police say that a toyota truck collided with a compact car. the driver of the car died at the scene. the driver of the truck has been taken to shock trauma. no word on what caused the accident. four city firefighters are recovering with a pair of fire trucks collided. they were making their way to wait to doubt -- two-alarm fire. charges have been filed, brittany garcia torched her boyfriend's apartment in the 3900 block of liberty avenue last week following an argument. she faces 24 counts. coming up, china is had by major earthquakes. a look at more of the damage as we cover the world. still being called a miracle, we will hear the story of - are you chronically ill and can't work? are you mentally ill and can't work? are you physically disabled and can't work? then the law firm of disability associates should be working for you. for years, disability associates has been working with our clients to get them the social security benefits that they deserve. don't be just another client at another law firm. - depend on disability associates because social security disability law is al
money back from toyota. this could mean money back from drivers who have paid deductibles. at least six insurers have started reviewing claims involving reclaimed vehicles. toyoda called the move common practice. >> the company is fixing tens of thousands of cars. we have today's business news with jane king. good morning. >> toyota it is expanding its recall on some suv's. they are recalling 21,000 land cruisers in europe. toyota it is halting land cruiser production in japan. they are recalling 9400 lexus vehicles in the u.s. they share the same stability control system. lexus dealers should have the software to repair the suv's by the end of this month. we have laid flat start to things this morning. goldmansachs -- things will be interesting. we did have a big boost at citibank. the mass of volcanic eruption in iceland may have the maryland hotel industry feeling stress. they are in a holding pattern. others are unable to get to their destination. consolation energy said more than one under 50 children will join their parents where volunteers will make 1500 sandwiches for local soup
. >>> a new safety warning about another toyota model. consumer reports magazine is urging you not to buy the new lexus gx460. it says it's test uncovered a roll over problem while making turns. calling toyota the fix the problem fast. toyota has not commented on the warning. this another set back for the company. toyota had to recall 8 million vehicles worldwide for accelerator problems. >>> is the recession over? the committee which determines the official start and end date for u.s. recessions met last week but says it ca k not determine the official ped end date. it confirmed december 2007 was when the recession began. most economic indicators have improved recently including the dow which closed above 11,000 for the first time in 18 months yesterday. even if there is no official determination of an end date, most economists agree that the recession is likely over. baltimore will receive federal disaster funds for the december snowstorm, remember the one that dumped 20 inches of snow in the city. baltimore wasn't included in president barack obama's initial disaster, because the city
consumer -- [ indiscernible ] the company decided to recognize antarctica as a country. >>> toyota is responding to critics tonight after a j todaying warning about one of its suvs. maureen is back with your fox 5 top five. >> reporter: up first, toyota's new move to try to reassure consume e. number five toyota is testing all of its suvs to make sure they're not susceptible to rolling over the. the move comes after consumer reports issued a don't buy rating concerned it could topple. the automaker is testing ought toyota and lex suggestion suvs. number four the economy may be rebounding but the housing market is still struggling. a record number of homes fell into foreclosure in the first quarter of this year. that is according to realty track. that is a 35% increase from last year. and they expect to see a million foreclosures this year. >>> number three, don't blame the video games if your teen doesn't get a good night's sleep. a new australian study found it took teens who play -- [ indiscernible ] -- only slightly longer to full a sleep. >>> number two, put johns hopkins unive
for the lexus suv recall. just as toyota agreed to pay the $16 million fine, toyota announced it will recall 9400 lexus gs460 sales. consumer reports announced it as a do not buy. peter kits miller is is the president of the maryland automobile dealers association and understands the pressure dealers are under right now. >> we're sort of the front line people. we're the ones to take care of the problem. so the dealers have been working closely with toyota to tell them, look, we'll make sure we take care of the customers and we have a process in place now to do that. >> reporter: experts say only time will tell if toyota can with stand another blow to its safety image. >>> well, it's mimby3 hundred ton times over. plans for a megadevelopment could land 300 houses, condos, and town homes in this backyard in the near future. >> we don't want all of that crack going on. they're just saturating it. you go back 20 years, 24 wasn't even there. >> we're the bad guy because we're selling this property. and, you know, we have a retail meat business. we go to a farmer's market. nobody in camelot or t
in the northbound lanes. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota. please visit toyota.com. back over to you. >> sharon, thank you. >>> today is the official mail in your census form day. with less than 12 hours to go, some people are rushing to get them in, including president obama, who was seen here filling out his form this morning. andrea fujii explains why this is so important. >> the census only happens once every 10 years. and with that, the federal government divvies up money. >> reporter: census workers would like to say all of these people are mailing in their census forms. but so far, only 45% of baltimore residents have done so. >> oh. is this the last day? >> yeah. >> oh. i didn't know that. >> reporter: but luckily, ruby smith was already on her way to send hers in. about $400 billion is at stake for maryland, money that will go to fund public schools, senior centers, and public works projects. it will also determine maryland's seats in the house of representatives. >> reporter: baltimore firefighters are also urging people to send in their c
glare could be a factor soon. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. toyota, moving forward. >>> well, let's go to the ronster. >> don and marty and everyone, happy friday and the last day of april. it's invigorating out here. we're live at sherwood gardens and i gave the cliff notes version. this is bruce bar net. good morning. >> well, good morning. thank you for coming. >> let's talk about the history. >> well, john sherwood earned it and that was at the end of the revolutionary road, a man owned the area and he left town and it was given to one of the generals and sherwood had it and he owned half of it and the association owned half of it and when he died in 1965, the heiress' were going to build houses. but, gill ford and the city bought it and preserved it and she wood had tulips an pansies and his gardners took care of it and since then, it's joaned by the gill ford association and it's private and open to the public and anyone's open. >> more than 6 acres and 8000 tulips. i measured it off. he gets 7 1/2 to 8 acres all together. >> we wa
there and obviously, no delays. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. toyota, moving forward. >> well, don and marty and everyone. we're live at growl's markets. come on over. this is, coming up this weekend, that's the growl's fight cancer day. this is an amazing event and fundraiser. how did all of this start. >> well, my grandfather passed away from cancer ten years ago and we wanted to raise money for a good cause. >> well, of course, you have a lot of things going on. we're donating 5% of the sales and tons of out door events and the proceeds go to acs. we raised 430,000 over the last 30 years. that's incredible. $54,000 last year, congratulations. thank you, and thank you for supporting us. we appreciate you being here. we want to talk to don from the american cancer society. hi, good morning. where does all of the money go. >> it goes to the patient services and programs. anything locally we can offer, emotional groups and lodging, that's where the money goes. hi, kate. >> hello. . >> how are you doing? >>> just wonderful. >> we have great raffles going
the congestion ahead. this is brought to you by toyota. buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. >> let's send it to the ronster in highland town. big fun event. take it away, pal. >>> and jessica, marty, happy friday. this is the 7th annual, and 1:00 to 6:00 sunday. it started small. i want to thank everyone for coming out. joe were are you located. >> golf street. if you haven't been to the marketplace, you're missing a great baltimore experience. you helped the festival, what was it like. >> well, we got a small group together and it grew. it doubled in size and we're up to a thousand people and it's a good -- it's our festival to bring new highland town with old highland town and we'll introduce people to the wine making craft. >> how are you. i'm okay. >> and good morning, jesse and marty. we're already talking about wine. this sunday, from 1:00 to 6:00 and we'll serve some specially homemade wine. >> especially the chardonnay. we got a beautiful bocce tournament indoor and we gonna have some of the toughest people in baltimore playing on bocce and they have a glass of
. this is brought to you by toyota. to get the facts and the information, go to toyota.com. >>> now, it's time for manic monday. >> manic monday in fell's point. well, we're doing greet, this is brought to you by mr. basement. before i introduce the group, a few quick announcements. we want to send our condolences out to al isala, a friend to thousands in the area and we extend our sympathies to his wife and the family. also, i had jury duty friday. literally hundreds of people came up to me to say hello to you in the studios. and a shout out to all of the people at the courthouse to you guys. >> did you do a clint eastwood in "hanger,m high. >> if you were an attorney, would you pick me? >> maybe. well, case closed. >> the team maryland transplant athletes. we thank you for coming down, we have people from all over. towson and columbia and district heights. what's your name. >> george. >> george, we thank you for coming down. >> i'm latrese. >> tell us about the athletes. >> it's a group of transplant recipients and they compete in athletic events and for the first time, we have 35 athletes g
street. on friday, reverend borders funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. >>> toyota dealers already dealing with several recalls now have got another problem to fix. toyota is recalling nearly 10,000 lexus gs460s. this is the sixth recall since november. abc 2 news don harrison has more on the impact on dealers right here in maryland. >> reporter: just as toyota agreed to pay a record $16 million fine, toyota announced it will recall 94 00 lex -- 9400 lexus vehicles. they need to change a computer glitch. >> no question they've had a number of things happen all at once. >> reporter: peter kits miller is the president of the maryland automobile dealers association and understands the difficulties that dealers are under. >> we're sort of the front line people. we're the ones to take care of the problem, so the dealers have been working, you know, closely with toyota to tell them, look, we have to take care of these customers. i think they've got a process in place now to do that. >> reporter: peter says it should take an hour to make the adjustments. some consumers still aren't convinced they
is made up of volunteers just trying to improve their community. >>> at 6:05. new developments in toyota's troubles. jessica doyle is live with a look at some company e-mails. >> that's right. new evidence that toyota was not on the up and up with drivers and officials about its massive safety problems. a newly recovered internal e-mail reveals deep concerns that the company wasn't dealing with the safety problems effectively and could damage toyota's reputation. on january 21st, toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles to address problems with sticking accelerator pedals in six vehicle models. it already recalled more than four million vehicles regarding gas pedals that could get stuck in floor mats but five days before the very new recall a pr executive at toyota warned colleagues that "we need to come clean." about accelerator problems. irv miller writes an internal e-mail -- this new e-mail could fan existing criticism from earlier this week. the transportation secretary hit toyota with the maximum civil fin allowable from the federal government. the transportation depar
over the double yellow line and crashed into a toyota with several children ages two to 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> flipped up in the air and knocked the street light down off the post. it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was passing me at every bit of a hundred. >> one of the children is now said to be in critical condition. we don't know yet whether charges will be filed. >>> police have released a time line leading to the death of a d.c. middle school principal. investigators say it is likely brian betts was killed sometime after 11:30 wednesday night. the investigate centers around betts' home in silver spring. the vehicle was dumbed in southeast d.c. between noon and 3:00 p.m. try. witnesses saw two people get out of that vehicle and run away. >> i don't believe this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random being we believe that there was some conne
into what caused the blast are under way. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. the company says it will stop selling alexis suv because of rollover concerns. "consumer reports" issued a rare label not to buy the vehicle for the 2010 lexus gx 460. the magazine says it has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns. toyota will conduct its own testing and is alerting current owners about the problem. >> coming up, the first lady's first solo trip includes a special stop in haiti. >> and a common mistake that could delay it millions of tax returns. >> first, another warm up is on the way. we will have some sunshine possibly today. brian van de graaff will tell you. traffic and captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we have a soggy start to the day, especially west of 95 spirit up and down to 70, 66, 70. if and east of interstate 81 corridor. once the skies cleared last night, it turned into a fog. the sky is done in a lot brighter as the sun is getting ready to rise. not very foggy in alexandria. there is a
and bitten by bugs, but otherwise ok. >> one of the luxury vehicles made by toyota has been recalled. >> we will tell you how toyota is responding. >> it maybe baseball season in baltimore, but it is never too soon to start thinking about tomorrow. we will talk about the upcoming nfl draft. >> we will also have a brief interruption of our fantastic spring weather. this could last the next couple of days. it is 49 >> with less than two weeks before the nfl draft, the baltimore ravens held a luncheon to discuss the process. the coaches talked about what it means to play like a raven. >> guys have a chance to get into these different spot. who is going to make our team the best it can possibly be? the ravens have done a great job of that for years. >> the nfl will take on a new look this year. coming up tonight at 6:00, we take a closer look at the raven's a draft process. >> now, you're into weather forecast -- your instaweather forecast. >> light rain is continuing to fall in some areas. that trend should continue overnight. rain is heading toward the south and east. i -- skies should actual
at mountain road and this is brought to you by toyota and your toyota dealer. you'll find qualify cars and trucks. toyota, moving forward. back to you, marty and don. >> i'm told that the air force is a day away from the test flight. it's an unmanned shuttle being sent to space tomorrow it will be on orbit for nine months and it could help satellites and other types of surveillance. it's been in development for nearly a decade. >> well, we have drones. >> yeah, and this goes highier. hey, basically, yeah. >>> and speaking of aircraft, isn't there another perspective on the volcano story. our friend, dolly, one of the us airway's coolest flight attendants. she came home from amsterdam and that was the last time she was able to go to work. flight crews are affected. we don't work, we're not getting paid. 300 trips were canceled and she was dressed and heading up north and then it was canceled. she has friends all over with clothes for two days. think about the crews not getting paid. >> and, yeah, they don't pack for a two week trip, but a day's work. >> and speaking of which, my friend
to the crash, this is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer. buy right the first time and you'll save more in the long run. >> and back to you. >> let's go to the ronster. ron matzs! >> we're out in front of the benjies. >> reporter: well, i'll tell you, earn's blowing -- everyone's blowing their horns. we're live, bengies boulevard. good morning. >> good morning. >> how are you. well, well, thank you. >> through for the great marquis. >> this is the 55th season, 54th anniversaryyear. >> and how many cars can come into the drive in? >>> well, we hold 750 and we've done better. >> what's the record? >>> well, 92. we did well with the dark knight. and in washington, we did a promoe and somehow, we had 1200 cars in the drive in theater. you have the biggest screen in north america? >>> well, i say usa, but technically, north america. it's 52 x 120. >> how many drive ins are left in maryland and in the country. >> well, in maryland, there's one. >> that's the country, that's the benjies and in the country, it seems for the last five or six years to be around 600 sites. >> and ken
for vacation apartment once toyota to pay. -- the transportation department wants toyota to pay. the transportation secretary says he has evidence toyota knew of the problem in late september but did not issue a recall until late january. since then, toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s.. toyota has yet to accept or to -- or refused the proposal. you've heard about the benefits of breast-feeding, but a new study shows it can save billions of dollars a year. >> and how weather can affect migraines. >> and fraught -- some lucky children enjoy the annual easter egg roll. >> coming if we don't know how many people there are, how do we know how many roads we need? the census helps us know exactly what we need, so everyone can get their fair share of funding. we can't move forward until you mail it back. 2010 census. >> proving itself to be a success with its 100,000 passenger. it travels the busy downtown corridor. it ridership has averaged more than 1200 passengers per day. >> in tonight's medical alert, breast feeding can save the lives of nearly 1000 babies
. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. buy right the first time, you'll save in the long run. we'll send it to ron matz now. >> we're in park heights. you're talking about the nfl draft. rebuilding the teams. we're rebilling together baltimore. and 800 volunteers will be hitting the streets tomorrow. we're with the executive director. >> what are we doing in park heights. well, this morning, we're preparing for work taking place tomorrow at this house in park heights and we have 40 volunteers working on this house tomorrow. it's part of a blitz we're doing in the neighborhood helping low-income homeowners, the homeowners are seniors and people with disabilities and families with children and we have volunteers to help them and we need more skilled volunteers. >> and that's what i was going to ask you, you need carpenters electricians and people with hvac skills. we need people that do that all around. mostly seniors to be able to stay in their homes. we'll do energy efficiency work and safety work. and if people want to volunteer, they can call us or they can go to the website. >> and th
. the cancellations are costing the aviation industry at least $200 million per day. >>> toyota is apparently going to pay up rather than fight. an official in the transportation department says toyota is expected to agree to pay a record $16.4 million over those detective gas pedals rather than go to court. toyota waited four months to tell federal officials about the problem. >>> the next time you need medical help, the answer might just be in the palm of your hand. a new iphone app may be just what the doctor ordered. it is auld i triage and gives users medical information in an instant. >> reporter: when a patient has a condition, dr. brian bob has years of medical training and prime and urgent care experience to guide him to what the problem is and how to fix it. >> reporter: there is i triage. >> it is a tool we want to show our patients how to use so they can know when and where they need to go. >> reporter: whether it be a pharmacy, primary care physician, where to go started with the patient's problem. >> you could say look up your symptoms. say you're having abdominal pain. you might have
back on track. >>> toyota's troubles. decision day on a hefty fine imposed by the u.s. government. >>> and lady's night. carrie underwood makes history at the country music awards. ♪ fr. >>> this is the cbs morning news fr. >>> this is the cbs morning news for mop, april 19th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. this morning airline travel in and to much of europe remains up in the air. some officials believe that ash from that volcanic cloud in iceland is subsiding, but meteorologists warn the cloud remains unpre-difficultable. millions of passengers have been stranded and pressure is growing to reopen european air space. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, both air travelers and airlines are very anxious issues for things to start moving again, but uk officials just announced that british air space will remain closed until at least tomorrow morning. most of european air space will be closed for business for at least one day. >> we really have an unprecedented situation. >> reporter: for days, this gigantic
>> couric: tonight, oh, what a feeling. toyota and the u.s. auto industry are back in the fast lane, and the advertising and broadcasting industries are hitchin' a ride. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a shiny new apple. we'll show you what the ipad can do. will it be the next must-have electronic ganlet? and a new kind of negative campaigning. candidates not only tar but avatar their opponents. >> i say, california, let me take you for a ride. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's been a long, windy, and bumpy road for the u.s. auto industry, but the ride is suddenly getting much smoother. carmakers rolled out their latest sales numbers today, and most are showing a big improvement. ford's sales were up 43% last month. toyota, despite the recall crisis, up 35%. and g.m. sales jumped 21%. but chrysler is still struggli struggling. sales there fell 8%. to win back customers, the carmakers spent more than $2700 per vehicle on incentives like low-interest financ
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